VIRL Leverages Digital Storytelling with 2017 Annual Report

June 21, 2018 | Cowichan (Duncan)

Thursday, June 21, 2018, Nanaimo, BC – Vancouver Island Regional Library’s (VIRL) 2017 Annual Report: Your 21st Century Library, has now been released.

This year’s theme fits the dynamic style of the report, which is entirely digital and web-based. Produced in an interactive, ‘scroll-to-use’ platform, the 2017 Annual Report presents a fresh take on storytelling, beautifully optimized for readers on laptops, PCs, and any mobile device.
“The annual report is an opportunity for us to take a look back at the previous year and to celebrate all the amazing programs, people, and developments that make VIRL the best library system in Canada,” says VIRL’s Executive Director, Rosemary Bonanno. “As in previous years, the stories were contributed and written by staff, which continues our tradition of a staff-led, collaborative document. This dynamic digital annual report makes it accessible to a wider audience than ever before.”

In the report, readers will discover that traditional library storytimes have evolved into events involving wolves and drag queens. They’ll learn of a poetry anthology, produced entirely in-house, with submissions from across our library system, and of a program that teaches people the expressive and healing power of hip-hop. On Haida Gwaii, they’ll read about how technology is changing the way children learn, and how VIRL is doing more to serve our older adults in every community we serve.

In short, the report highlights VIRL’s ongoing evolution into a library of the 21st Century, and the many ways we are connecting people to resources, learning, literacy, and each other.


For more information
David Carson
Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651